February 28th, 2016 (Thaer Zriqat). SHARJAH – The remains of a large whale, washed up on Kalba beach, have been buried in the sand by environmental workers.
According to the Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority, the 15-metre-long animal is believed to have been decomposing for the past four to five days, and was buried due to the foul smell.
“It might be a blue whale, or a humpback whale,” said Hana Al Suwaidi, director of EPAA. Samples of the animal have been sent to laboratories to determine the species.
Ed Sibylline : it’s a sperm whale.
“Part of the whale’s tale is missing which makes us suspect that the whale died due to colliding with a ship,” said Mr Al Suwaidi.